Dog bite wounds treatment: how-to?


Dog bite wounds treatment can effectively prevent your dog from trauma which is caused by those puncture wounds. Altercation with other dogs, cats and wild life are all reasons for such injuries. Dog bites often appear shallow but in reality they are deeper and bigger that’s why they need to be healed and cured carefully. The following is the most common ways to treat them.

Controlling bleeding from bite wound

Usually to control bleeding, you need to apply a clean towel or a washcloth to the wound along with a firm pressure. The severance of the wound depends on the type of the animal; dogs’ wounds usually bleed more than cats. Also, the location of the bite is important; wound on the ears and the noses tend to bleed more than the lower part of the dog. Dog bite wounds treatment is necessary in such cases.

Veterinarian evaluation of the wound

Veterinary intervention must be conducted immediately to inspect the wound. Vets often check how deep the wound is and may propose dog bite wound treatment. One type of wounds is the dead space which appears when the skin of your dog is pulled away. This kind of wound is dangerous because it creates an air pocket underneath the skin. Vets in this case will recommend dog bite wound treatment which involves some antibiotics.

Cleaning superficial wounds

When the wound is superficial, always start the cleaning process by applying some water-based lubricants into the wound and of course clipping the fur around it. The lubricants usually keep the clipped fur off the wound so that it will be easy to clean with the washcloth. Once the fur is clipped, clean the wound with the betadine solution for an effective dog bite wound treatment.

Home care for dog wound

Home care for dog wounds involves using some hydrogen peroxide moistened gauze four or five times a day. Then apply ointment to the wound such as Neosporin. This latter may illuminate some known infections such as swelling and purulent discharge.

Dog bite wound treatment can be effective if conducted right after the wound has taken place. Professional vets know better than you, so from my humble experience I would recommend that you visit your dog’s vet.


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